Volume 35
Number 1
March 2004


Table of Contents  
Cysticercosis: IgG-ELISA evaluations of peak1 antigen and <30 kDa antigen of delipidized extract of Taenia solium metacestodes  
P Dekumyoy, J Waikagul, S Vanijanonta, M Thairungroj, M Nakao, Y Sako, S Watanabe, A Ito 1
A comparative study on mouse MHC class I sequences detected in Schistosoma japonicum recovered from BALB/c (H-2d) and C57BL/6 (H-2b) mice  
A Imase, H Ohmae, Y Iwamura, M Kirinoki, H Matsuda 10
Parasites detected from diarrheal stool samples collected in Napal  
S Uga, SK Rai, K Kimura, G Rai, D Kimura, M Wakasugi, Y Miyake, S Ishiyama, TP Rajbhandari 19
Review on human toxoplasmosis in Malaysia: the past, present and prospective future  
V Nissapatorn, KA Abdullah 24
Association of intestinal helminths with decreased liver size and SCD23 concentration during falciparum malaria  
M Nacher, S Treeprasertsuk, P Singhasivanon, N Popakdee, U Silachamroon, V Bussaratid, W Phumratanaprapin, S Looareesuwan, P Wilairatana 31
Evaluation of the KAT™-Quick Malaria Rapid Test for rapid diagnosis of falciparum malaria in Thailand  
K Buchachart, S Krudsood, M Nacher, D Chindanond, P Rungmatcha, S Kano, S Looareesuwan 35
A mixture model application in disease mapping of malaria  
S Rattanasiri, D Böhning, P Rojanavipart, S Athipanyakom 38
Malaria infection among the migrant population along the Thai-Myanmar border area  
W Chaveepojnkamjorn, N Pichainarong 48
Knowledge, attitudes and practices with regard to malaria control in an endemic rural area of Myanmar  
Kyawt-Kyawt-Swe, A Pearson 53
Impact of a filariasis control program on intestinal helminthic infections; a pilot study in Narathiwat Province, Thailand  
S Loymek, S Wongkamchai, T Kob-asa, W Choochote, N Monkong, P Chitnabut, J Onrochanakul, S Suvutho, B Sermsart 63
Space spraying of bacterial and chemical insecticides against Anopheles balabacensis Baisas for the control of malaria in Sabah, East Malaysia  
P Seleena, HL Lee, KH Chooi, S Junaidih 68
Effect of ten chlorophytes on larval survival, development and adult body size of the mosquito Aedes aegypti  
R Ahmad, WL Chu, Z Ismail, HL Lee, SM Phang 79
Correlation studies on Widal agglutination reaction and diagnosis of typhoid fever  
AY Itah, CJ Akpan 88
Research note: Molecular subtyping of Salmonella enterica serovar Tshiongwe recently isolated in Malaysia during 2001-2002  
KL Thong, SA Bakeri, KS Lai, YT Koh, MZ Taib, VKE Lim, RMd Yasin 92
Perceptions of Shigella and of Shigella vaccine among rural Chinese: compatibility with Western models of behavioral change  
Y Gong, BF Stanton, LV Seidlen, X Feng, A Nyamette 97
Case report: Brucellosis: a re-emerging disease in Thailand  
W Manosuthi, T Thummakul, A Vibhagool, M Vorachit, K Malathum 109
A new member of the trombiculid mite family Neotrombicula nagayoi (Acari : Trombiculidae) induces human dermatitis  
M Takahashi, H Misumi, H Urakami, T Saito, M Misumi, I Matsumoto, H Suzuki 113
Aspergillosis of the central nervous system: a catastrophic opportunistic infection  
P Pongbhaesaj, C Dejthevaporn, S Tunlayadechanont, R Witoonpanich, S Sungkanuparph, A Vibhagool 119
Gender difference in treatment seeking behaviors of tuberculosis cases in rural communities of Bangladesh  
G Ahsan, J Ahmed, P Singhasivanon, J Kaewkungwal, K Okanurak, N Suwannapong, P Akarasewi, MA Majid, V Begum, K Belayetali 126
A subset of clinical status of pulmonary tuberculosis in Southern Taiwan  
MS Tsai, IW Chong, JJ Hwang, TH Wang, MS Huang 136
Characteristics of HIV-infected tuberculosis patients in Kota Bharu Hospital, Kelantan from 1998 to 2001  
Z Mohammad, NN Naing 140
Evaluation of CD4 counts and percentages in the HIV infected Indian population  
M Vajpayee, S Kanswal, N Wig, P Seth 144
Hepatitis C virus infection among Thai blood donors : antibody prevalence, risk factors and development of risk screening form  
P Luksamijarulkul, N Thammata, D Sujirarat, M Tiloklurs 147
Infection risk to travelers going to dengue fever endemic regions  
P Pongsumpun, K Patanarapelert, M Sriprom, S Varamit, IM Tang 155
Case report: Dengue hemorrhagic fever with encephalopathy in an adult  
V Chotmongkol, K Sawanyawisuth 160
Effect of bird-to-bird transmission of the West Nile virus on the dynamics of the transmission of this disease  
S Naowarat, IM Tang 162
Case report: A Thai patient with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy linked to mitochondrial DNA 14484 mutation  
W Chuenkongkaew, P Lertrit, R Suphavilai 167
Small vocal cord polyps: completely resolved with conservative treatment  
S Srirompotong, P Saeseow, P Vatanasapt 169
Treatment of eosinophilic meningitis with a combination of albendazole and corticosteroid  
V Chotmongkol, C Wongjitrat, K Sawadpanit, K Sawanyawisuth 172
Case report: Diazepam in severe tetanus treatment  
Ismoedijanto, M Nassiruddin, B Wahyu Prajitno 175
Antimicrobial use in children under five years with diarrhea in a central region province, Thailand  
N Howteerakul, N Higginbotham, MJ Dibley 181
Primary verification: is the TRISS appropriate for Thailand?  
J Podang, P Singhasivanon, A Podhipak, C Santikarn, JN Sarol Jr, CA Ancheta 188
Research report: Frequencies of MICA gene polymorphism: a comparison between Indonesians on Bacan Island and suburban Japanese  
M Nishiyama, M Takahashi, K Manaka, B Roosihermiatie, T Kuriyama, K Nakae 195
Incidence of enteric bacteria and Staphylococcus aureus in day care centers in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria  
AY Itah, AE Ben 202
A study of job strain and dissatisfaction among lecturers in the School of Medical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia  
BZ Huda, BN Rusli, L Naing, MA Tengku, T Winn, KG Rampal 210
Cigarette smoking and its relation to pulmonary tuberculosis in adults  
N Ariyothai, A Podhipak, P Akarasewi, S Tornee, S Smithtikarn, P Thongprathum 219
Methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy and its health impact on neonates born at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand  
C Chomchai, Na Manorom, P Watanarungsan, P Yossuck, S Chomchai 228
Motorcycle helmet use and related risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults in Northern Thailand  
U Pitaktong, C Manopaiboon, PH Kilmarx, S Jeeyapant, R Jenkins, J Tappero, W Uthaivoravit, F van Griensven 232